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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 20: Italy.—May to September, 1839.—Age, 28. (search)
of debatable ground. Sumner frequented at Florence the studio of Powers, who was then at work upds at Venice others connected with Dante. In Florence, he met a tourist from Boston, already known their fathers. Young Minot wrote to him from Florence, Sept. 26, 1839:— I consider, my dear Md writing till I was on the point of quitting Florence, wishing to give you my final report upon thill acquainted. He took me, on his arrival in Florence, to old Abbate Missirini, Canova's biograp Capponi Marquis Gino Capponi was born in Florence in 1792, and died Feb. 3, 1876. He was at onom 1835 to 1840, residing much of the time in Florence; published a book on The Love, Madness, and Iall talk about you, and wish that you were in Florence. I have missed you not a little; you were mya. When I last wrote, I was shortly to leave Florence. I still lingered several days; saw more of now. To what I had read when I wrote you from Florence I have since added a great deal; and, among t[11 more...]
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 23: return to his profession.—1840-41.—Age, 29-30. (search)
and want not a voice to make them more his own. . . . Anne Procter is at Florence, attending the marriage of Mr. J. Parkes's niece, who is united to one of the n to business. Give me fifteen hundred dollars a year, and I will hie away to Florence, where in sight of what is most beautiful in art, and with the most inspiring , a play of Schiller. But I shall do my devoir. To Horatio Greenough, Florence. Boston, Sept. 30, 1840. my dear Greenough,—I received yours of July 12, ar journal as you may select, some of the papers you read me during my visit to Florence,—particularly that on the Nude; for there, I think, you will encounter a deal brother who has been a wanderer for some years. Upon last advices, he was in Florence. I hope he saw you. Remember me most kindly to Mr. and Mrs. Everett, who are outhern members on account of his alleged Anti-slavery opinions. He is now in Florence, where he has enjoyed many distinguished courtesies from the Grand Duke. Befo
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, chapter 30 (search)
h spoils from the archives which you searched. Most careful eyes have examined the archives of the Indies, and obtained from them all that was thought to illustrate the histories of Mexico and Peru. Prescott's copies of manuscripts amount to many volumes. His accumulations on the subject of Mexico and Peru ceased long ago. He is now making collections for the great work of his life,—the reign of Philip II. In this he was much aided by Sparks, during his last visit; by Edward Everett, at Florence; by Greene, at Rome; but above all by the learned Gayangos, now Professor of Arabic at Madrid (did you see him there?), who is employed specially to assemble all that he can find in the archives and libraries of Spain illustrative of this important reign. Fame and fortune both descend upon Prescott. Bentley has paid him six hundred and fifty pounds for the Conquest. He refused fifteen thousand dollars for it from the Harpers. They have paid him in cash seventy-five hundred dollars for